Furious 7 has finally made a lasting imprint on the box office.
The Hollywood Reporter states that the action-packed film has accelerated beyond the $1 billion bracket in ticket sales globally.
In an interview with the website, president of domestic distribution Nick Carpou said:
“Our cast, filmmakers and all of our Universal and Fast family deserve credit for working so hard to make Furious 7 a huge success, and we look forward to continuing to watch the film grow over the next few weeks.”
The Fast & Furious franchise has also garnered a net worth of $3.392 billion, which also makes it Universal’s first original film to reach that astronomical figure.
Furious 7 (stylized onscreen as Furious Seven and alternatively known as Fast & Furious 7) is a 2015 American action film directed by James Wan and written by Chris Morgan.
It is the seventh installment in The Fast and the Furious franchise. The film stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Kurt Russell and Jason Statham.
Furious 7 follows Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel), Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) and the rest of their crew, who have returned to the United States to live normal lives after securing amnesties for their past crimes in Fast & Furious 6 (2013), until Deckard Shaw (Statham), a rogue special forces assassin seeking to avenge his comatose younger brother, puts them in danger once again.
With the previous three installments being set between 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) and The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006), Furious 7 is the first film in the franchise to take place after Tokyo Drift.
The film also marks the final film appearance of Walker, who died in a single-vehicle accident on November 30, 2013, with filming only half-completed.
After Walker’s death, filming was delayed for script re-writes and his brothers, Caleb and Cody, were used as stand-ins to complete his remaining scenes.